Tackling Unknowns to Advance Ocean Sustainability

Tony Long, CEO Global Fishing Watch Furthering innovation and collaboration is at the heart of Global Fishing Watch’s mission to advance responsible stewardship of our oceans through increased transparency. Our Research Partners program, an interdisciplinary collaboration with some of the world’s leading marine science institutes, strives to improve fisheries management and science via [...]

By | 2018-03-16T10:57:56+00:00 March 16th, 2018|News & Views|

Understanding the Impacts of the Chinese Fishery Moratorium

Wei Zhou, ocean campaigner at Greenpeace East Asia’s Beijing office, used Global Fishing Watch to understand the impact of recent changes to fisheries policy in China on the extent of fishing in the Chinese EEZ.  On September 16, 2017 at noon, over 10,000 fishing vessels based in Zhejiang and Fujian Provinces in China headed out to start [...]

By | 2017-12-29T13:33:14+00:00 November 20th, 2017|Accelerator|

Global Fishing Watch Doubles Its Data with Help of Nano-satellites from Spire Sense

Media contact: Kimbra Cutlip Kimbra (at) +1 443.871.1632 [MULTI-MEDIA AVAILABLE HERE] Nov 1, 2017: Global Fishing Watch is pleased to announce that, through a partnership with Spire Global, Inc, it has doubled the amount of data used to identify and track nearly 60,000 commercial fishing vessels on the world’s oceans. The Global Fishing Watch [...]

By | 2017-12-26T21:48:33+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Press Release|

Adding Nano-Satellite Data Doubles Our Resolution

Today, we are pleased to announce that, through a partnership with Spire Global, Inc, we have doubled the amount of data we use to identify and track nearly 60,000 commercial fishing vessels on the world’s oceans. Publicly broadcast Automatic Identification System (AIS) messages received by satellites and ground-based receivers comprise the largest source of data in the [...]

By | 2017-12-29T09:34:18+00:00 November 1st, 2017|AIS|

Spire Partnership Nearly Doubles Data in Global Fishing Watch- Media Kit

Right Click the images below to download in high res. Please credit Global Fishing Watch 2017 The animated Gif below shows Global Fishing Watch platform before the addition of data from Spire's nano-satellites and after. Note: each lighted point on the map indicates a fishing vessel engaged in fishing. The new data points do not [...]

By | 2017-12-26T21:48:17+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Media Kit|

What Can We See When AIS Signals Disappear?

We are often asked about how Global Fishing Watch can be effective when vessel captains can simply turn off their AIS. And our answer has always been, “they have to turn it back on sometime—especially when entering port, and intentional blackouts raise a red flag.” Our recent analysis of fleet activity around the Argentine EEZ [...]

By | 2017-12-21T16:04:04+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Signal gaps|

AIS Gaps by Fleet

AIS GAPS BY FLEET: January 1, 2017 - July 10,2017 On the maps below, each point indicates the start of a gap in AIS signals from a fishing vessel lasting more than 24 hours. [Read about our AIS gap analysis around the Argentine Exclusive Economic Zone] Number of gaps by flag state:

By | 2017-12-21T16:02:33+00:00 July 20th, 2017|Signal gaps|

New Release Beta 2.0 – You Asked, We Delivered

Today, we are releasing a brand new version of the Global Fishing Watch interactive map that is easier to use and adds nearly 25,000 new vessels. It also increases your ability to customize the map view and share your work. Beta Release 2.0. comes in response to some great feedback we’ve been getting from our registered [...]

By | 2018-01-05T10:31:12+00:00 May 18th, 2017|Our News|

Beta Release 2.0: Nearly Doubling our Database of Commercial Fishing Vessels

Since our launch in September, we have added 25,000 more fishing vessels to our database. Our new Beta release 2.0 now includes 60,000 fishing vessels. Although the number of fishing boats using AIS and the number of satellites receiving their signals have been steadily rising around the world, the vast majority of our gains have [...]

By | 2017-12-29T13:44:21+00:00 May 18th, 2017|AIS|

Fisheries Stakeholders Offer Insights to New Uses and Expanded Datasets

During the first two weeks of May, a team of Global Fishing Watch developers, designers and project managers gathered in Europe with members of our user community to teach, learn and brainstorm improvements and new uses for our online map and data. […]

By | 2018-01-05T10:32:48+00:00 May 11th, 2017|News & Views|

AIS for Safety and Tracking: A Brief History

The maritime Automatic Identification System (AIS) is a radio communications system by which vessels continuously broadcast their identity and position over public airwaves using unencrypted VHS radio signals. When it was developed almost 20 years ago, its primary purpose was to increase safety at sea: ships needed a better way to “see” each other and [...]

By | 2018-01-05T11:39:06+00:00 March 31st, 2017|Data|

Mystery Moves: What’s Up in the Pacific?

Over the past couple of months, SkyTruth analyst Bjorn Bergman has been watching some interesting activity by the Chinese fishing fleet in the Pacific. A large Chinese flagged squid-fishing fleet had been fishing at the boundary of Peru’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) throughout the summer and fall of 2016. Then, near the middle of December, [...]

By | 2018-01-05T12:01:37+00:00 February 9th, 2017|Vessel Behavior|

A New View of Marine Protected Areas

In 2016, 33 countries agreed to establish a global network of scientifically supported Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) that will increase the amount of ocean area protected from the current 2 percent to 10 percent by the year 2020. MPAs either restrict human activity such as fishing, or they prohibit it all together. But the question [...]

By | 2018-01-05T12:09:35+00:00 January 31st, 2017|Partner|
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